There’s a lot to be admired about the Nissan Frontier. This is a pickup that knows what it is, what it stands for, and what it needs to be able to do. It doesn’t bother itself trying to obtain all the latest trendy gizmos and amenities. It stays focused on its purpose.
That purpose, of course, it to be a durable, capable pickup truck that sells for a great price. In fact, you won’t find a lower starting price in its class. That doesn’t mean the machine hasn’t improved over time, however; the current model year grants the Frontier an all-new V-6 powertrain.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is another contender in the pickup segment. This ride boasts typical Jeep strengths such as admirable off-roading capability and through customizability. It’s been described as being like a “Jeep Wrangler with a bed.”
How does the 2020 Jeep Gladiator stack up to the 2020 Nissan Frontier? Read on below!
2020 Nissan Frontier
2020 Jeep Gladiator
|6,250 to 6,720 pounds||Towing Capacity||4,000 to 4,500 pounds|
|Up to 18 city / 24 highway||Fuel Economy||Up to 17 city / 22 highway|
|1,316 to 1,867 pounds||Payload Capacity||1,080 to 1,600 pounds|
|310 hp||Horsepower||285 hp|
|281 lb-ft||Torque||260 lb-ft|
|4.5 out of 5||Predicted Reliability Rating||2.5 out of 5|
The 2020 Nissan Frontier and 2020 Jeep Gladiator are fairly different pickups that target different audiences. The 2020 Gladiator, as stated above, is great for off-roading. The top and doors are removable. The seats are comfortable. However, this ride suffers from a sluggish engine, high price tag, and a not-so-great predicted reliability rating.
The 2020 Gladiator is also less capable than the 2020 Frontier, as seen in the specs above. The 2020 Nissan Frontier is a great choice for those that truly need a pickup for doing pickup things. This vehicle can provide respectable towing and hauling at a great price. Its ride quality is also cushy smooth, and the new engine brings added power. Such strengths explain why the Frontier has so long stood its ground as a popular and practical work truck.